Greensboro, NC Real Estate News

By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Outdoor Living Space Planting Advicefor the Carolinas With the wonderful climates here in the Carolinas (minus the heat wave we’ve been subject to recently!), we get to spend a lot of time entertaining and enjoying our outdoor living spaces. That being said, there is no reason for your planters to sit bare during the fall and winter months. Many of us simply leave our planters bare because the thought of maintaining that “inviting” look at all times can be a little overwhelming. Believe me, I get it. But fear not! There are easy, low-maintenance steps you can take to keep your planters looking great all year-round. One simple way to achieve this in your outdoor living space is to make your planters for “all seasons” by placing evergreens in them. This can be done by planting a dwarf Lel...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
My Client Wants It, So I Am Gonna Go Find It!   I have a wish list from one of my new clients.  So first on the list is a older home with a list of needs and wants she wants.  So I have scoured the MLS and now I am actually scouring the older neighborhoods of Greensboro, NC looking for FSBO's.  The chance that there is a home that will fit her needs and wants and is a For Sale By Owner is to high.  As we know too often FSBO's do not get sold because they have no exposure.  Basically no one knows they are for sale.  Unfortunately many agents shy away from such a transaction since they do not have a buffer/agent on the other side to deal with instead of having to negotiate directly with the seller.  I actually enjoy the chance since I am very confident of my negotiating skills after over ...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Calling all doughnut lovers!  In honor of National Doughnut Day, Krispy Kreme will be giving away one free doughnut per customer all day tomorrow.   Our local Krispy Kreme, located at 2401 Battleground Avenue, Greensboro, will certainly be a popular spot!  If you're not in Greensboro, check with your local Krispy Kreme to make sure they are participating. Krispy Kreme got its start right here in North Carolina in 1937, just down the road in Winston Salem.  According to the Krispy Kreme website, Vernon Rudolph, the founder, began making doughnuts for local grocery stores but the scent was so tempting that people walking by asked to buy them.  So Mr. Rudolph cut a hole in the wall of his building so he could sell them directly to pedestrians.  The legions of Krispy Kreme fans have been gr...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
11th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival this weekend. The largest wine festival in North Carolina is this weekend at Tanglewood park in Clemmons NC. Your ticket provides you tasting from all wineries, artist and crafter displays, great food choices and music all day featuring The Chairmen of the Board, The Band of OZ and The Plaids. Nearly 40 wineries give out tastes of their red and white wines. After the tastings, wines can be purchased by the glass for festival sipping, or in bottles and cases for at-home drinking. Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 12:00noon-6:30 pm Tanglewood Park 4061 Clemmons Road , Clemmons NC 27012  
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
I almost couldn't believe it yesterday when I read on Facebook about a black bear in Guilford Hills.  I mean, really, Guilford Hills in Greensboro?!?  It is definitely not a rural area.  Bounded by Battleground Boulevard and Benjamin Parkway, tucked between Target and Friendly Center, how in the world could a bear be living there?  However, this morning's News and Record confirmed that there was in fact a black bear chased up a tree yesterday morning by two neighborhood dogs.  To put it mildly, this is very rare here in Greensboro.  Stay tuned for more on this unique story!!!  Photo courtesy of Facebook page and credited to Stuart Tucker.
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
MOSAIC FESTIVAL: INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND MUSIC IN DOWNTOWN GREENSBORO, NCThe 2nd Annual Mosaic Festival: International Food and Music in Downtown Greensboro (free admission!) is upon us. This year’s will be a a great time so join us as we celebrate the diversity of our community with a full schedule packed with all kinds of events and a full house of ethnic food vendors, crafts, jewelry, games for kids, plus information booths all around the park.The 2011 Mosaic Festival will take place on Saturday, May 21st from 2pm – 8pm in Festival Park (200 N. Davie St) in downtown Greensboro. After last years attendance, the festival has been expanded the length of the event and have even added new musicians including some of North Carolina’s most popular international bands. This year’s headliners ...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Open House Sunday: 5810 Carriage Lane, Greensboro, NC Sunday 5/15   2-4PM 3 BR/2 BA    2200-2600SF Incredible value in this ranch/basement home. Easy expansion possibilities in basement. Home in excellent condition. Large homesite. See aerial view from GIS in attachments. Hardwood floors under carpet in bedrooms. 29'x 11.5' space in basement that is heated,not finished,but not included in sq footage. Great outdoor entertainment area, large brick patio almost entire length of home and deck off of main level.Must see to appreciate value.
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Greensboro, NC Real Estate Home Report: The Greensboro Home Market Report for this month requires some scrutiny.  Usually in these monthly market reports, I compare trends over a one year period.  However, because of the Federal Home Buyers Tax Credit, which provided up to $8,000 to buyers who had homes under contract by April 30, 2010, there was a large spike in homes under contract and homes sold during the first part of 2010.  Therefore, when comparing April 2011 to April 2010, there was significant drop in the number of homes in Greensboro under contract and the number of homes in Greensboro sold. However, it is more telling to look at trends over two years to get a more accurate idea of the current market situation.  When you compare April 2009 to April 2011, the under contracts ac...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Preservation Greensboro's 2011 Tour of Historic Homes Preservation Greensboro Inc. and tour partner, Southern Evergreen, are pleased to announce the inaugural Tour of Historic Homes set for Saturday, May 21, 11:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, May 22, 1:00-5:00pm.  Ten homes with a special bonus house, throughout Fisher Park and Aycock Historic Districts will be featured on the tour.  Tickets will be available April 1. Tickets purchased before the event: $15, PGI Members $12. Tickets purchased during the tour, $20.  Tickets may be purchased at Blandwood Mansion from 9am till 5pm. Cash and checks only. Participants will be excited to explore these two historic neighborhoods that contribute so much to the Gate City's charm and character. The houses represented include architectural styles that ran...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Guilford Hills, a popular neighborhood with affordable homes in Greensboro, has had solid home sales as of April 30, 2011.  Eight homes have closed and one is currently under contract.  Here is the latest Guilford Hills, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 5/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Guilford Hills: Number of homes for Sale: 19 Average Asking Price: $140,318 Average Days on Market:  103  Homes For Sale in Guilford Hills Pending Homes in Guilford Hills:  Number of Pending Homes:  1  Homes Pending in Guilford Hills Sold Homes in Guilford Hills Since January 1, 2011 Number of Homes Sold: 8 Average Asking Price:  $124,649 Average Sold Price:  $116,750 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 94% Average Days On Market: 122  All homes sold in Gu...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Kirkwood, a popular neighborhood near downtown Greensboro, has three homes sold so far this year.  Here is the lastest Kirkwood, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 5/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Kirkwood: Number of homes for Sale: 11 Average Asking Price: $229,218 Average Days on Market:  114   Homes For Sale in Kirkwood Pending Homes in Kirkwood: Number of Pending Homes:  1   Homes Under Contract in Kirkwood Sold Homes in Kirkwood Since January 1, 2011: Number of Homes Sold:  3 Average Asking Price:  165,633 Average Sold Price:  $162,133 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 98% Average Days On Market: 75 Homes sold in Kirkwood in 2011  See Also: Search Homes for Sale in Kirkwood, Greensboro, NC Sell Your Kirkwood, Greensboro, NC Home Gre...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
The Lindley Park neighborhood in Greensboro, NC is a popular area near University of North Carolina at Greensboro and downtown Greensboro.  Here is the latest Lindley Park, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 5/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Lindley Park: Number of homes for Sale:  20 Average Asking Price: $179,380 Average Days on Market:  83   Homes For Sale in Lindley Park Pending Homes in Lindley Park: Number of Pending Homes:  1   Homes Under Contract in Lindley Park Sold Homes in Lindley Park Since January 1, 2011 Number of Homes Sold: 7 Average List Price: $182,457 Average Sold Price:    $173,957 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 95% Average Days On Market: 72   Homes Sold in Lindley Park See Also: Search Homes for Sale in Lindley ...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
The Starmount Neighborhoods, which include Starmount Forest and Starmount Farms, had a jump in homes that went under contract, which will likely lead to a lot of homes selling within the next month or so.  Check below for 2011 Starmount, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 5/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Starmount: Number of homes for Sale: 34 Average Asking Price: $405,221 Average Days on Market:  109   Homes For Sale in Starmount Pending Homes in Starmount: Number of Pending Homes: 9  All Homes Pending in Starmount Sold Homes in Starmount Since January 1, 2011:  7 Average List Price: $310,914  Average Sold Price: $289,907 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 93% Average Days On Market:  88  All Homes Sold in Starmount See Also: Search Hom...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
Sunset Hills, located in Greensboro, NC, has had a significant activity in home sales in 2011.  Eleven homes have sold year-to-date.  Here is the latest Sunset Hills, Greensboro, NC Real Estate Market Information as of 5/6/2011: Active Homes For Sale in Sunset Hills: Number of homes for Sale: 26 Average Asking Price: $290,050 Average Days on Market:  77 Homes For Sale in Sunset Hills Pending Homes in Sunset Hills: Number of Pending Homes: 1 Homes Currently Under Contract in Sunset Hills Sold Homes in Sunset Hills In 2011 Number of Homes Sold: 11  Average List Price: $245,627 Average Sold Price: $234,764 Average SP/LP ratio (what % of asking price did homes sell for): 95% Average Days On Market: 145   Homes that Sold in Sunset Hills For more information on Sunset Hills or any area in the...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Greensboro home sales are up, but prices are down Sales in our area are reported to be up 11% in the first quarter of this year.  Sales were a bit higher for the same time period in 2010.  This is attributed to the federal tax credit for first time home buyers that was in effect early last year. 602 existing single-family homes were sold in January, February and March of 2011. That's up 10.8 percent compared to the last quarter of 2010.   Average sales priceFirst quarter 2011: $172,456. Fourth quarter 2010: $188,527First quarter 2010: $173,738 Average time on marketFirst quarter 2011: 114.8 daysFourth quarter 2010: 114 days Inventory of homesAfter first quarter 2011: 2,352After first quarter 2010: 2,746
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By Karen Rittenhouse, Real Estate Investor
(www.JKKPropertyInvestors.com)
RUCO vs. House Bill 554 RUCO – Rental Unit Certificate of Occupancy – Since January 1, 2009, a certificate of inspection that is required on all rental properties here in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Housing features covered by RUCO include: Premises – The housing premises must be structurally sound and must be waterproof and weatherproof. Equipment and furnishings – Occupants must have adequate heating facilities, potable water, sanitary facilities, and adequate space for sleeping. Sanitation – All rooms used by the occupants must be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. New legislation and budget challenges may eliminate mandatory certification this year. Does every rental property need to be RUCO inspected and certified? A report in the Sunday, May 8, 2011, Greensboro News an...
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
Greensboro Greenways to Keep You Fit or to Please Your Other Senses. Here in Greensboro, NC we have over 90 miles of botanical trails, gardens trails, greenways, park trails, or watershed trails.   The Trails Division of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department was founded in 1997.  Before this point the trails and greenways had been maintained by many different departments.   There was no central plan to the developing of the trails and greenway system.   Now thanks to the centralized control and maintanence our system of trails and greenways for; walking, biking, hiking, or just enjoying the views have grown and are scheduled to continue to grow.  The Botanical Trails are paths through some of our natural parks and gardens to give you an inspiring space to stroll through and jus...
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By Jeff Craig, Greensboro Area Real Estate Photography
(Hang Me Up Photos)
Greensboro Parade of Homes...1205 Mosley Rd. Open Saturday and Sunday 1:00-5:00 A beautiful one level home with all bedrooms on the main in the new Northern Point at the end of Northern Shores in Lake Jeanette area. From its multiple ceiling heights to its wonderful outdoor living spaces,this is a breath taking home. 4 br 3.5 baths. Great open floor plan. 4th bedroom/bonus is located upstairs
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By Larry Story ALC, Beneath it all is the Land, Covering all of NC
(Total Care Realty)
OPEN HOUSE at 706 Westover Terrace in Greensboro NC Sunday May 1st    706 Westover Terrace GREENSBORO, NC Classic Charm And Modern Updates Description   Features   Photos   Map   Walk Score   Schools   Calculator   Video   Share/Email 4BR/2BA Single Family House offered at $269,000 Year Built 1946 Sq Footage 2,517 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2 full, 0 partial Floors 2 Parking 1 Car garage Lot Size 17,160 sqft HOA/Maint $0 per month         see more photos >   This wonderful home is a mix of the past and present with the all the character of an older home with moder updates. An updated kitchen, attached garage, finished basement, large fenced/walled double lot and much more. There are beautiful hardwood floors lots of builtin features plus all the renovations you need. Heating system only a ye...
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By Andy Leung, The Power to Move You!
(Team Leung-Keller Williams)
We are so proud to have Kelly Walters, THE Greensboro Short Sale Expert, on our team.  She is professional and kind all day, every day, patiently explaining the short sale and foreclosure process to Greensboro and Triad homeowners who are facing a short sale and foreclosure. Here is a testimonial Kelly recently received from a homeowner who Kelly helped with the short sale process: "I came to Kelly in desperation to sell my house before it went under foreclosure. After speaking to other agents who wanted to charge me money to short sell my house, I finally emailed Kelly and she was very quick to call me back. I was so relieved to hear that she was not going to charge me and was very confident that she could get my house sold for me. She followed through on her promises. She was just awe...
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